His remarks were preceded by a recorded highlight reel of campaigns and speeches through the years, and a playlist heavy on classic rock, including Phil Collins’ ominous “In the Air Tonight” juxtaposed with Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing’.” He gestured early in the speech to the Washington Monument, saying his crowd of supporters stretched across the mall and vowing that the icon would not become another victim of cancel culture.
Chapman University law professor John Eastman, next to U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, gestures as he speaks while Trump supporters gather ahead of his speech to contest the certification by the U.S. Congress of the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election 7 BackContinue Thousands of supporters traveled from across the nation for the event, with local law enforcement and congressional security bracing for possible unrest.
A judge earlier this week barred Henry “Enrique” Barrio, leader of the far-right Proud Boys group, from the nation’s capital, citing accusations against him that he vandalized a Black Lives Matter banner at a historic church and was arrested packing high-capacity firearm magazines. Supporters of President Donald Trump rioted at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as Congress convened to certify the Electoral College votes, which are expected to confirm Joe Biden as the next President of the United States.
Protesters clashed with police and U.S. Senate proceedings were halted with lawmakers being escorted from the chamber. Protestors freely roamed through the Capitol complex, including the Senate chamber, where one man stood on the president of the Senate’s chair and shouted, Trump won that election!” Vice President Mike Pence, who had been presiding over the count of Electoral College votes, was ushered out of the Senate as the U.S. Capitol Complex went into lockdown as Trump supporters began breaching the complex.
Police officers in riot gear line up as protesters gather on the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021, in Washington, DC. Congress staffers hold up their hands while Capitol Police Swat teams check everyone in the room as they secure the floor of Trump supporters in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021.
Protesters gather on the second day of pro- Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump's continued claims of election fraud in an to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) swat team patrol the Long worth House Office building after a joint session of Congress to count the votes of the 2020 presidential election took place in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.
An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. Trump supporters clash with police and security forces, as they storm the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021.
Capitol Police officers receive medical treatment after clashes with protesters attempting to disrupt the joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump climb on walls at the U.S. Capitol during a protest against the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, January 6, 2021.
Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest in the US Capitol Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Supporters of US President Donald Trump stand next to media equipment they destroyed during a protest on JAnuary 6, 2021 outside the Capitol in Washington, DC.
US President Donald Trump's supporters gather outside the Capitol building in Washington D.C., United States on January 06, 2021. U.S. Capitol Police stand detain protesters outside the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021, in Washington, DC.
Police hold back supporters of US President Donald Trump as they gather outside the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump.
Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC.
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump clash with police officers in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S. January 6, 2021. A protester holds a Trump flag inside the US Capitol Building near the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021, in Washington, DC.
Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather across from the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. US President Donald Trump is seen on TV from a video message released on Twitter, seen in an empty Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021.
Thousands of Trump supporters gathered in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021, for a new MAGA march and rally. President Donald Trump spoke at the event, which took place on the same day as Congress’ electoral college certification.
Later, after the event ended, hundreds of supporters breached U.S. Capitol barriers to try to force their way inside. GettyCrowds of people gather as President Donald Trump speaks to supporters from The Ellipse.
Dan Saving, White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Director of Social Media, shared the following crowd video on Twitter. GettyCrowds of people gather as President Donald Trump speaks to supporters from The Ellipse.
Crowds arrive for the “Stop the Steal” rally on January 06, 2021, and one person is seen wearing a QAnon jacket. After the rally, hundreds of Trump supporters then marched to the Capitol, with a group breaching barriers.
Elijah Shaffer of Blaze TV reported that Trump supporters had breached the Capitol building and were attempting to occupy it while fighting federal police. MSNBC reported that Secret Service ushered Pence out of the Capitol through underground tunnels.
Due to the ongoing tensions in the United States, and an uptick in the global conversation in regard to the people who violently stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, these two Tweets must be read in the context of broader events in the country and the ways in which the President’s statements can be mobilized by different audiences, including to incite violence, as well as in the context of the pattern of behavior from this account in recent weeks. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) required police and security officers to escort him through Reagan National Airport in D.C. Friday, after publicly distancing himself from President Donald Trump during Wednesday’s counting of the electoral votes.
It is today,” yelled one woman who wasn’t wearing a mask in violation of airport rules. Dominion Voting Systems on Friday made good its founder’s pledge to sue pro- Trump attorney Sidney Powell for defamation in a massive $1.3 billion lawsuit.
Protesters at another location are seen gathered in a large crowd and chanting, “F–k Antifa,” the clip shows. Supporters of President Donald Trump gather at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC.
Supporters of President Donald Trump gather at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC. Some were wearing red hats bearing the president’s name while others waved Trump campaign flags.
A viral image circulating on Facebook purports to show dozens of vehicles headed to Washington, D.C., to protest election results. “Caravans from all over the Nation headed to DC for Jan. 6th protest ... 10 million people are expected,” reads a Jan. 3 Facebook post with over 2,000 shares.
“These great patriots are heading to DC to support our President Trump on January 6,” one user wrote on Jan. 2 along with the image. A reverse Google image search reveals that the photo purporting to show cars heading to Washington is actually a truck rally in support of President Donald Trump that took place in October in San Francisco.
In Washington, thousands of Trump supporters are expected to protest on Jan. 6 as Congress formally declares Joe Biden as president-elect, USA TODAY reported. The image claiming to show a caravan of Trump supporters heading to Jan. 6 protests in Washington is FALSE, based on our research.
Paper signs on a wall for mayoral candidate Ellen Lee Zhou, with text in both English and Chinese, in the Chinatown neighborhood of San Francisco, Nov. 8, 2019. Smith Collection/Dado/Getty ImagesFormer San Francisco mayoral candidate Ellen Lee Zhou attended yesterday’s pro- Trump rally in Washington D.C. outside the Capitol, as first reported by Han Li of the World Journal.
Zhou reportedly told Li that some California Trump supporters drove five days from San Francisco to D.C. to attend the event. During her campaign, Zhou ran into controversy for paying to erect a billboard that depicted a racist scene involving Breed.
“We’re here to deliver one message: Behind us is a vile and reprehensible political ad that is invoking racist, misogynistic and sexist perspectives,” he told the San Francisco Chronicle at the time. Before joining the team in 2019, she specialized in food, drink and lifestyle content for numerous publications including Liquor.com, The Bold Italic, 7×7 and more.